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Accessibility, inclusion, and diversity in critical event studies

Accessibility, inclusion, and diversity in critical event studies

Finkel, Rebecca; Sweeney, Majella; Sharp, Briony

Most early social research into planned events had the effect of broadcasting narratives of dominant cultures and privileged groups. More recently, however, convergences of gender, sexualities, ethnicities, age, class, religion, and intersectional analyses and events studies have started to drive new critical understanding of the impacts of events on non-mainstream, non-majority communities around the globe. This timely book addresses current gaps in the literature surrounding issues of accessibility, inclusion, and diversity in various event landscapes. Structured into four sections covering the main types of events, the chapters present original topics using innovative methodological approaches. Each chapter employs a case study to illustrate the key intertwining issues in these various experiential realms

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Published Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2019
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Rebecca Finkel, Briony Sharp, Majella Sweeney
ISBN: 0815350821, 1351142232, 9780815350828, 9781351142236


  1. Addressing community diversity: The role of the festival encounter
  2. Michelle Duffy, Judith Mair, Gordon Waitt
  3. Inclusion of people with reduced mobility in festivals: Perceptions and challenges at the Guelaguetza Festival, Mexico
  4. Daniel Barrera-Fernßndez and Marco Hernßndez-Escampa
  5. Do-it-yourself or going professionally? On the different potentials of community inclusion through gendered festivals in the post-Yugoslav space
  6. Zorica Sirocic
  7. Appleby Fair for all
  8. Teresa Crew
  9. Agricultural shows: The challenge of accessibility
  10. Caroline A. Wiscombe
  11. "House and techno broke them barriers down": Exploring exclusion through diversity in Berlin's electronic dance music nightclubs
  12. Naomi Alice Rodgers
  13. Occupying unapologetically: Gal-Dem Friday Late - Radical trust and co-production at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London
  14. Keisha Williams
  15. In our own words: Organising and experiencing exhibitions as Black women and women of colour in Scotland
  16. Layla-Roxanne Hill and Francesca Sobande
  17. Outside the comfort zone: Intercultural events in suspicious times
  18. Roaa Ali
  19. Performing advocacy
  20. Caroline Gausden
  21. Conceptualising events of dissent: Understanding the Lava Jato rally in Sao Paulo - 5th December, 2016
  22. Ian Lamond
  23. Rio 2016 Paralympics and accessibility: Breaking barriers in urban mobility? Silvestre Cirilo dos Santos Neto, Ailton Fernando Santana de Oliveira, Vinicius Denardin Cardoso, Marcelo de Castro Haiachi
  24. Volunteering and wellbeing: Case study of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games volunteer programmes
  25. Briony Sharp
  26. Post-humanist investigation into human-equine relations in event landscapes: Case of the rodeo
  27. Paula Danby and Rebecca Finkel
  28. Measuring accessibility in MICE venues: The case of the Euskalduna Conference Centre (Bilbao, Spain)
  29. Ainara Rodriguez Zulaica and Asunci¾n Fernßndez-Villarßn Ara
  30. Academics in two places at once: (Not) Managing caring responsibilities at conferences
  31. Emily F. Henderson
  32. A tripartite approach to accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in academic conferences
  33. Trudie Walters